high performance liquid chromatography

  • HPLC
German: Hochleistungs-Flüssigkeits-Chromatographie
Japanese: 高速液体クロマトグラフィ

Analytic chemistry. A technique to separate substances at high resolution. The mobile phase is a liquid, which is forced under high pressure through a column packed with a sorbent. A detector at the end of the column is coupled to a chart recorder which graphs the sample efflux. Various separation methods, including adsorption, gel filtration, and ion-exchange are used.

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